​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Apr 20,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Apr 20,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 



The Punch


N’Assembly panels, SANs, others hail suspension of SGF, NIA boss

Dangote begins installation of oil refinery equipment 

Naira gains momentum, closes at 390/dollar 

Nigeria needs reforms to prevent exchange rate crisis — W/Bank 

Presidency may extend whistle-blowing policy to weapon recovery 

Martial must give more like Rashford – Mourinho

NSCDC seizes 5,000-litre fuel in Lagos, arrests four

Magodo residents raise the alarm over planned invasion of estate

Ikoyi money recovery and mess following it 

N’Assembly panels, SANs, others hail suspension of SGF, NIA boss

Tears as slain WASSCE candidate, mother, father are buried

Court remands suspects who removed trader’s heart 

INEC begins continuous voter registration April 27 

Meningitis killed 745 in 8,057 cases, says FG 3

Nigeria’s revenue can’t sustain interest payment on debt – W’Bank

Emir Sanusi and other truth speakers 

Malabu: We’ll resist attempt to summon Jonathan

Emir Sanusi visits Ile-Ife clash scene, lauds Ooni’s role

How well has FG managed controversy over N13bn discovery? 

Lagos militants: Police invade creek, arrest 13 suspects 

Two die in Imo crash 

Teenagers drown in hotel swimming pool 

Minimising Inheritance Issues – Part 1

Shakespeare proud of Leicester 

NLNG revenue hits seven-year low amid oil slump 

Fund to develop power assets in Nigeria, others 

Mauritius energy firm makes first investment in Nigeria 

ICAN accredits 32 tertiary institutions, centres 

Stock market recovers from losses as index rises 

Task force plans fresh arrest of liquidated banks’ directors 

Melaye: Police arrest Kogi LG boss for attempted murder 

How to invest in FGN savings bond

Emir Sanusi visits Ile-Ife clash scene, lauds Ooni’s role

How well has FG managed controversy over N13bn discovery?

Federation polls: NOC dares ministry, rejects guidelines

Osun CP warns herdsmen against illegal arms

Nigeria needs reforms to prevent exchange rate crisis — W/Bank

Ikoyi money recovery and mess following it

Resign now, ASUU tells JAMB registrar

Naira gains momentum, closes at 390/dollar

NSCDC seizes 5,000-litre fuel in Lagos, arrests four

Magodo residents raise the alarm over planned invasion of estate

Court remands suspects who removed trader’s heart

Lagos militants: Police invade creek, arrest 13 suspects

Two die in Imo crash

Teenagers drown in hotel swimming pool

SGF’s suspension evidence of Buhari’s readiness to fight graft – Lawmaker

One Nigeria: We’re indebted to Gowon for life, says Akeredolu

Let’s eschew bitterness, rivalry, NCP Chieftain tells Edo politicians

Corruption fight under APC has become a comedy –PDP says

Suspended SGF feigns ignorance

Martial must give more like Rashford – Mourinho

Shakespeare proud of Leicester

US senator wants Russia disqualified from hosting W’Cup

Federation polls: NOC dares ministry, rejects guidelines

Neuer, Wilshere out

Serena hints at pregnancy

Mother of former Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini wins N2m on TV show

Julia Roberts named People’s world’s most beautiful woman for record fifth time

BREAKING: Meningitis epidemic kills 745 in one week, says FG

Users condemn vaginal mesh implants that kill sex life

Women at menopause can bear children – Gynaecologist

Five ways to use Google Analytics

Editorial: Ndume: NASS’ denial of representation

Ikoyi money recovery and mess following it

New Tomato Policy: Enforcement as litmus test


The Nation


Falcao, Mbappe Star as Monaco put Dortmund Out

Bida Poly: Students decry incessant occurrences of burglary

No MSN miracle as Juve hits Semi-final

Farmers urge FG to review cassava bread fund repayment policy

Zimbabwean opposition leaders to challenge Mugabe in election

Results of match day 19 fixtures in 2016/2017 NPFL

Julia Roberts crowned World Most Beautiful Woman

Yoruba forum hail suspension of NIA DG, SGF

8:21 pmNavy, NIMASA sign MoU on service delivery

Court orders forfeiture of N449m found in Lagos shop

SGF, NIA boss’ suspension: More Nigerians hail Buhari

Meningitis death toll hits 745

HAJJ: Ogun cautions intending pilgrims against unholy behaviour

World Bank cautions Nigeria, others on ‘excessive-borrowing’

How Buhari sealed SGF Lawal’s, NIA DG’s fate

Sagay, Olanipekun back suspensions

Drama as Buhari suspends SGF Lawal, NIA chief

Fate so cruel

Poly to hold convocation yearly

‘Honesty, hard work key to excellence’

Pregnancy: Serena Williams to miss rest of season

Ogbeide leads Lobi to brilliant start

FC Ifeanyiubah, Lobi, Akwa chase Omaka

OPC advocates regionalism

Nigeria’s democracy: Whither party supremacy?

‘Why Obaseki can’t seperate politics from governance’

Ogun hosts 20 countries to Drums Festival

NFC chief: my plan for film corporation

Glo treats Awka to exciting Easter show

‘Malaria can be treated with herbal medicines’

13 held as police demolish criminals’ ‘hideouts’ in Ishawo

Tears as family of three is buried

Corper shot dead in Delta

Five interesting things about Benin city

MAUTECH: Scaling the funding hurdle

Indomie donates equipment to Lagos school

Students urge Buhari to let treasury looters face the music

Unilever to sell spreads business in global restructuring

Smoke on Aero flight

NLNG’s dividend to govt dips 50% on oil price, militancy

Firm to tackle housing challenge

ThisDay


Buhari Resets Anti-Corruption War, Suspends SGF, NIA Boss

Court Orders Temporary Forfeiture of N449.750m Abandoned at BDC

Ooni Hosts Emir of Kano, Sues for Peaceful Co-existence

Nigerian Army Declares War against Bandits in Southern Kaduna

Police Raid Lagos Creeks, Kill One Militant

Buhari Resets Anti-Corruption War, Suspends SGF, NIA Boss

Court Orders Temporary Forfeiture of N449.750m Abandoned at BDC

Presidency Commences Moves to Strengthen Whistleblower Policy

Ooni Hosts Emir of Kano, Sues for Peaceful Co-existence

 Nigerian Army Declares War against Bandits in Southern Kaduna

Police Raid Lagos Creeks, Kill One Militant

Osinbajo Backs ACF’s Plan for National Security Summit

Fayose: Why I Can’t Release Those Imprisoned for Alleged Political Murders

Buhari Resets Anti-Corruption War, Suspends SGF, NIA Boss

Osinbajo heads committee to investigate Ikoyi billions Senate committee hails presidential action 

IMF Endorses Nigeria’s Economic Recovery Plan

Access Bank Appoints Roosevelt Ogbonna as Group Deputy Managing Director

FG Begins Fresh Manhunt for Absconded Failed Banks’ Chiefs

Savage Delighted to Sell Nigerian, African Brand

CBN Intervenes with $100m in Forex Market

INEC to Commence CVR on April 27

Chairman of Chachangi Airlines is Dead

Meningitis Death Toll Rises to 745, Says NCDC

Nigerian Army Declares War against Bandits in Southern Kaduna

Ife Crisis Panel Begins Sitting

Investigation into Cabin Smoke Incident in Flight NG316 Ongoing, Says Aero

DIG: Police to Recruit 30,000 Personnel Annually

Rivers Golden Jubilee Celebration to Gulp N1.5bn

AMCON Concludes Payment of Ex-Staff of Delta Steel Company

Don’t Conduct Census before 2019 General Election, Ozekhome Warns FG

Police Raid Lagos Creeks, Kill One Militant

Police Arrest Administrator of Ijumu in Connection with Dino Melaye’s Assassination Attempt

Traffic Law: Lagos Impounds 3,619 Vehicles in Three Months

Sokoto Fertiliser Plant Begins Production December

Osinbajo Backs ACF’s Plan for National Security Summit

Ogun Moves to Expose Fake Baales

Militancy: Amosun Calls for More Police Presence in Ogun

IYC Crisis: Heavy Security as 10-man Peace Committee Begins Sitting

APC Hails Buhari over Reopening of Abuja Airport Runway

Gowon Tasks Nigerians on Unity Progress Of Nation

Umeofia: Nigeria Will Be Self-sufficient in Tomato Production in 18 Months

Lottery Firm, Give’n’Take, Embarks on Mobile Advertising

Access Bank Appoints Ogbonna DMD

Unilever Nigeria’s Profit Hits N2.8bn in First Quarter

Firm Enters Market with ‘Big Volt’

NBCC Tasks CBN on Sustainable Monetary Policy

APC Governors, NWC Meet Thursday Over Conflict, Poor Funding

2019: We’re Ready to Receive Umahi in APC, Says Okechukwu

A Shoemaker with Promise

Lessons to Be Learnt from Turkish Healthcare

Female Condom: Less than 1% Compliance Recorded In Nigeria

NGO Tackles Depression, HBP, Stigma, Others in Widows

Medical Directors Solicit Private Sector Partnership against Meningitis

Save the Children Initiates Efforts to Strengthen Health Workforce in Lagos

Plateau Utd Return to NPFL Summit

NOC Rejects Sports Ministry’s Guidelines

Juve Closes in on Record Sixth Serie A Title

Jide Bademosi U-19 Cricket Tourney Bowls off in Ibadan

Riding on the Runway

Editorial: ARE BULLION VAN DRIVERS LICENSED TO KILL?

Vanguard


Aviation Icon, Alhaji Ahmadu Chanchangi Dies

Buhari Plans Extension Of Whistleblower Policy To Illegal Acquisition Of Arms

Obuah Bemoans Absence Of Federal Presence In Rivers

SARAKI’s TRIAL: Between Legal Issue And Political Interest

The Big Keto Fad — The Myths, The Facts.

UNIFEMGA Holds 2017 Public Lecture/Luncheon

Acceptability, NOUN’s Greatest Challenge—VC

We Set Up EFCC To Fight Corruption, Not To Entertain Nigerians — PDP

Closure Of Abuja Airport, A Tough Challenge — LAI MOHAMMED

Minister Wades Into Agents’ Planned Strike

IAAF World Relays: AFN Releases Provisional List Of 13 Female Athletes

Kogi First Lady’s ‘Healthy Touch’

Court orders interim forfeiture of N449.77m recovered by EFCC in a shop

World Bank cautions Nigeria against over-borrowing

Kudos, knocks greet Buhari’s suspension of SGF, NIA boss

Why weekly FEC meeting failed to hold

Naira Watch: External reserve hit $30.6b as Naira rises by N12 to N385/$

Lawal: Who is presidency?

Politicians ruining Nigeria sports – Obisia

Lukaku subscribes to Chelsea, Man U TV to ‘learn how they train’

Champions League quarter-finals – match by match

No mercy for Messi as Juventus knock Barcelona out of Champions League

Lawmaker empowers constituents

Whistle blower: Garba Shehu commends zeal, patriotism of Nigerians

Trump would be ‘honoured’ to meet pope during Italy trip – White House

Ali , Fagbemi laud Buhari’s decision on SGF, DG NIA

BBNaija: Tonto Dikeh’s estranged husband, Churchill rewards top three housemates

Laughter, entertainment panache at AY Live concert

Tekno admitted in American hospital for acid reflux

NFVCB boss plans to introduce Whistle Blower policy

Julia Roberts crowned World Most Beautiful Woman
The Sun
Suspended SGF, NIA DG under watch

• Fayose, SANs, others react • Osinbajo heads probe panel on Ikoyigate, IDPs contracts

Erosion: Enugu community cries out for FG intervention

Aba attack: Victim dies in hospital

Previous census manipulated to favour North –Ozekhome

Why FEC meeting failed to hold –Presidency

Police demolish criminals’ hideouts in Isawo creeks

• Arrest 13 suspected kidnappers 

My ordeal in kidnappers hands – Ondo monarch

… Govt launches sensitisation programme NCAA launches probe as 53 escape death on Aero Contractors flight

Ecobank writes off N221.7bn loan, posts N50bn loss

Abacha loot: Nigeria needs strong institutions to repatriate stolen fund

44 die after bus plunges off Indian mountain road

Monarch laments South East bad roads

•Situation‘ll send Zik, Okpara grimacing in their graves 

Testing the Trump doctrine

A change mantra: Correcting English made in Nigeria

Non-payment of pension: What is the death toll in Nigeria? (1)

2019: Niger-East threatens APC, Bello over marginalisation

Buhari’s government will end Niger Delta crisis, others –Akande

Why Nigeria, African govts should invest more on infrastructure – W’Bank

NPFL: Enyimba, Abia Warriors win as Plateau Utd reclaims top spot

Everton slaps £100m price tag on Lukaku

My experience’ll help Go Round FC in NPFL –Chile Azu

North Korea: US armada heading to Australia

Who’s Presidency, Lawal queries journalists

… Suspension announced while SGF met Osinbajo 

SGF’s suspension: What next for Lawal?

EDITORIAL: Assad and the use of chemical weapons in Syria


The Guardian


Drama in Aso Rock as Buhari suspends, probes SGF, NIA DG

‘Government’s N1tr income target for insurance in 2017 unrealistic’

Enyeama free to return to Super Eagles, says NFF

Buhari fails to convene Federal Executive Council meeting

Sani chides El-Rufai over attack on Tinubu

Osinbajo faults calls for Nigeria’s separation

Reps propose bill to stop unsolicited SMS by telecom operators

FG steps up prevention measures as meningitis kills 745, affects 8,057

Iniesta looking to turn things around for Barca against Juve

Juventus hold firm to knock out Barcelona

Mbappe helps fire Monaco to Champions League semis

NOC moves to save Nigeria from IOC ban

Coach’s incompetence responsible for Rangers failure, says commissioner

Serena hints at pregnancy with ’20 weeks’ post

Nigeria, U.S. trade hits $1.36b in two months

Abia lawmakers accuse Enugu DisCo of poor services, outrageous billing

No fuel crises under my watch, says IPMAN boss

Again, Nigeria seeks global support against illicit capital flows

Giving back is a national duty

Displacement and a people’s future

Editorial : NNPC’s power generation plan

Our moments of angst

Perils of looters’ anonymity

As Nigeria hosts World Conference of Banking Institutes

Perseverance the ‘magic-key’

The Sun


Suspended SGF, NIA DG under watch

• Fayose, SANs, others react • Osinbajo heads probe panel on Ikoyigate, IDPs contracts

Erosion: Enugu community cries out for FG intervention

Aba attack: Victim dies in hospital

Previous census manipulated to favour North –Ozekhome

Why FEC meeting failed to hold –Presidency

Police demolish criminals’ hideouts in Isawo creeks

• Arrest 13 suspected kidnappers 

My ordeal in kidnappers hands – Ondo monarch

… Govt launches sensitisation programme NCAA launches probe as 53 escape death on Aero Contractors flight

Ecobank writes off N221.7bn loan, posts N50bn loss

Abacha loot: Nigeria needs strong institutions to repatriate stolen fund

44 die after bus plunges off Indian mountain road

Monarch laments South East bad roads

•Situation‘ll send Zik, Okpara grimacing in their graves 

Testing the Trump doctrine

A change mantra: Correcting English made in Nigeria

Non-payment of pension: What is the death toll in Nigeria? (1)

2019: Niger-East threatens APC, Bello over marginalisation

Buhari’s government will end Niger Delta crisis, others –Akande

Why Nigeria, African govts should invest more on infrastructure – W’Bank

NPFL: Enyimba, Abia Warriors win as Plateau Utd reclaims top spot

Everton slaps £100m price tag on Lukaku

My experience’ll help Go Round FC in NPFL –Chile Azu

North Korea: US armada heading to Australia

Who’s Presidency, Lawal queries journalists

… Suspension announced while SGF met Osinbajo 

SGF’s suspension: What next for Lawal?

EDITORIAL: Assad and the use of chemical weapons in Syria

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